United Hospice of Rockland is offering an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled, compassionate NYS licensed Registered Nurse to join our talented team who will provide RN care and expertise to meet the ever-changing needs of our community-based patients. In this unique position, you must live in Rockland County or within 30-minute drive or less and respond to calls from community patients. When indicated, you will go out to the patient’s home to provide a nursing visit. The per diem hours are available to cover for sixteen (16) hour shifts from 4:30pm – 8:30am on an as needed basis. You are paid for the full shift, regardless of whether you are fielding calls or when visits to a patient’s home is needed.
We provide 24 hour administrative and clinical on-call support 24/7, 365 days a year, to include either our Medical Director or Nurse Practitioner available to discuss issues or answer questions. There is a thorough training period before working independently. It is essential our employees have an understanding and commitment to hospice philosophy of care. Working with a diverse patient population, you must be able to communicate effectively, while sustaining a caring, kind and professional disposition. The successful candidate will have strong clinical assessment skills and excellent written and verbal communication.
The qualified candidate must have at least two years recent clinical nursing experience in either hospice or hospital-based med/surg nursing, with electronic medical record competence. Admission and end-of-life care experience preferred. Within three years of hire, will sit for and pass the Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Certification Exam, with additional salary enhancement once achieved. Some weekend rotation required. In the event other RNs have not already volunteered to work the shift(s), you will participate in holiday coverage (two per year) pro-rated at time and half your salaried rate. Bilingual (Spanish-English) a plus, with additional salary enhancement at hire.
Daily access to an automobile is required. A valid NY or NJ State Driver’s License, ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required. If you are working in our community-based program, you will be driving from patient residence to patient residence with mileage reimbursement for travel incurred.